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|Size||6.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5,200 items)|
|Abstract||James Trammell Cox (1921-1962) was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa, teacher of creative writing and literature at Clemson College, S.C., the University of Iowa, and Florida State University, and author of poems, critical essays, short stories, and novels. The collection include papers, chiefly 1945-1964, of James Trammell Cox, including correspondence with friends and literary agents, materials related to Cox's teaching of creative writing and literature, manuscripts of reviews, articles, poems, and stories by Cox, and related clippings and memorabilia.|
|Creator||Cox, James Trammell, 1921-1962.|
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James Trammell Cox (1921-1962) was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa, teacher of creative writing and literature at Clemson College, S.C., the University of Iowa, and Florida State University, and author of poems, critical essays, short stories, and novels Cox died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following two years of poor health. He was married to Jean Hogan Cox, with whom he had two sons, Charles F. and Christopher H. Cox.Back to Top
The collection includes papers, chiefly 1945-1964, of James Trammell Cox, including correspondence with friends, literary agents, and other scholars; materials related to Cox's teaching of creative writing and literature; manuscripts of reviews articles, poems, and stories by Cox; and related clippings and memorabilia.Back to Top
Chiefly letters addressed to James T. Cox from various correspondents, with a small number of carbons of letters written by Cox. The correspondence contains a few business items-receipts, tax forms, insurance policies, and the like, but the large majority are informal and personal letters from friends and relatives. The correspondence continues after Dr. Cox's death in September 1962, up to March 1964, addressed to Mrs. Jean Hogan Cox.
At least half the letters are from two correspondents, Max Steele,writer, teacher, editor, and close friend of Cox, and Don Congdon, Cox's promoter and literary agent in New York. Letters from these men appear throughout the series. In addition, there are approximately 25 letters from Marion Ives, Cox's literary agent from 1946 to 1947 and R. W. Stallman, prominent English scholar and teacher at the University of Connecticut (1958-1962). Family correspondence is scattered throughout but is most frequent during the years 1958-1962.
Papers relating to Dr. Cox's classes at Florida State University (1957-1962) including outlines, examinations, reading lists, writings by his students. Also, materials connected with English courses at the University of Iowa (1950-1957) including Cox's class notes, reading notes, papers written, outlines, bibliography, and other items.
Includes note cards containing plot summaries, precis of articles and books, bibliographical and other information.
Printed materials include literary magazines and other items which were apparently in Dr. Cox's possession at the time of his death.
Includes manuscript, typescript, and printed materials, and other published items written by James Cox or connected with his work.
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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